Balclutha's Sunday markets will be back from early next month.
Regulars from the Lake Waihola Cafe and Bar say they will probably stay home instead of meeting at another pub after their local was badly damaged by fire this week.
South Otago High School may not have its annual prizegiving for another few weeks but already some of its senior pupils are celebrating an achievement months, if not years, in the making.
The fate of one of Clutha's most strategic bridges could be decided within the next two years.
West Otago's biggest employer, Blue Mountain Lumber, which has endured several restructurings in recent years, will close its doors permanently tomorrow, with 45 staff out of work and fears dozens of other jobs linked to the plant could also go.
The taxpayer-funded price tag of boosting prisoner capacity at the Otago Corrections Facility (OCF) is $21.5 million, it was revealed yesterday.
A steady year saw the Clutha District Council post a $1.87 million surplus for the 2008-09 year.
A blaze at the Waihola Tavern, about 40km south of Dunedin, has left its co-owner Annette Reid "absolutely devastated''.
Kaitangata's public toilets have been temporarily closed after repeated vandalism there, including a recent attempt to set them alight.
Petrol should be pumping again in Clinton by the end of next month but the township's existing service station building will be demolished to make way for a new shop set to open early next year.
Department of Corrections staff, who took more than 50 domestic flights daily around New Zealand in the past year, underspent their travel budget by nearly $1 million, newly released figures show.
South Otago men looking for an excuse not to shave for a month are being invited to join the fast growing Movember cause.
It already has one sister city in Asia but the Clutha District Council is readying itself for potentially more such relationships after it attends a major event in China next year.
The public will get its first chance to view plans developed for the proposed Clutha Recreation Centre at a meeting in Balclutha early next month.
The family of late poet Hone Tuwhare has confirmed plans had begun to establish a creative residency at the Kaka Point house he called home for more than 15 years.
Inexpensive technology to treat sewage will be introduced at Kaka Point and it could be introduced to other small Clutha communities that need upgrades most cannot afford.
The economic recovery in the South could be ignited by the Ranfurly Shield-winning Southland rugby team, Finance Minister Bill English hopes.
A concert at the Tokomairiro Presbyterian Church this month will be the official start of a fundraising campaign the congregation hopes will create enough cash to restore the prominent landmark.
Growing a moustache may be easy for most men, but it is shaping up to be one of the key activities of next month's Clutha community wellness programme.
Mix politics, some racial tension and our national game and you have all the ingredients of an explosive drama that will not be seen on our TV screens for another two years.